Frank Brady is Chairman of the Department of Mass Communications, Journalism, Television and Film at St. John's University, New York. He is Professor of Communication Arts and Journalism at that university. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Journalism for the past 25 years at Barnard College of Columbia University. He has a B.S., SUNY; MFA, Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University.
In 1960, Brady was the Founding Editor of Chess Life as a magazine.. He was later editor of Chessworld Magazine and he still later worked as an editor for Ralph Ginzburg and Hugh Hefner. He is an International Arbiter, recognized by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, and has directed many major chess tournaments. He was Secretary of the United States Chess Federation 2003â€“2005.
He has written many books, on a variety of subjects. He is chairman of a department at St. John's University, overseeing a multi-million dollar budget, 60 faculty, and 900 students.
He served as arbiter of international chess tournaments in 2001 and 2004 in New York. He has been elected to, and serves as an active voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and PEN, the international writers' organization.